Re: something to consider- The Rock v CM Punk- Royal Rumble....
It'd be an incredible waste of an asset to put The Rock against CM Punk twice. Even doing it once is almost a waste. That could mean we're either not getting a Rock/Lesnar match, or we're not getting a Rock/Cena 2 which would still be the biggest drawing main event WWE could muster up right now.
Punk is a third wheel in the equation, and simply doesn't matter nearly as much as the other two big opponents for Rock. Punk has practically no mainstream value.